Tu Bie Chong (Wingless Cockroach)

Tu Bie Chong (Wingless Cockroach)

Herb 24 of 34 in Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

Cold Tu Bie Chong (Eupolyphaga Seu Opistholpatia)
Salty, Cold, Toxic
Eupolyphaga Seu Opistholpatia
Tone Marks:
tŭ biē chóng
Land Soft Shelled Turtle
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Breaks Blood Stasis, Drives out Blood Stasis
    Treats Amenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain, abdominal masses.
  • Connects Tendons and Fuses Bones
    For trauma, bone fractures, torn tendons and ligaments, lacerations, contusions, and fractures.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • Slightly Toxic with symptoms like sinus bradycardia, general weakness, nausea, vertigo, irritation of the GI tract.
  • Contact dermatitis is possible with topical application.
  • This herb is considered toxic.
    (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity)

Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-9 grams in decoction, 1–1.5 grams raw (Bensky)
  • 3-10 grams in decoction, 1-1.5 grams raw/powder (Chen)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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